Simulation Analysis of the Pier of Urban Landscape Bridge
The landscape is very important for the overpasses and other bridges built in the city. Not only should it be integration with land, sky and surrounding scenery, but also reflects the city's humanities content and historical background. Structures with landscape features, of which the forces are different from the normal structures, often have rather special characteristics. To ensure the safety of these structures, the test is often needed, and of course a lot of test equipments, sites and costs etc are required.Without the need of test sites, testing instrument, and test model fabricating, the simulation analysis, which could get better effect than actual model test in some cases, has been extensively applied in lots of industries, such as machinery manufacture, aerospace, civil engineering, etc. Be great reference value for the design of the bridge, the simulation process and relevant conclusions of a curve pier in Hefei (the flower city in China) are described in this paper.
H. Y. Yang et al., "Simulation Analysis of the Pier of Urban Landscape Bridge", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 90-93, pp. 1069-1073, 2011